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News in Hays County, Texas

Defending the First Amendment since 1911 | The independent student newspaper of Texas State University
Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:37:17 -0700

A man was sentenced to life in prison by a Hays County jury after being convicted of an assault in which he beat and cut his girlfriend with a belt, a box cutter and rocks.

Former Scottish royal on the run in Texas
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:20:49 -0700

Former Scottish aristocrat Amanda Reyna has turned to a life of crime, from Hollywood to Austin. She is now wanted by the Travis County Sheriff's Office for various charges.

San Marcos Merchants Compete For Student Dollars
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:44:04 -0700

Wrap your head around this number: $200 million.  That's the amount students at Texas State University spend each year in Hays County.  And that doesn't include the staff and faculty at Texas State who earn another $200 million working at the school. ...

Hays County joins fight against child sex predators
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 14:24:43 -0700

A team approach is being developed to fight the growing number of child sex predators.

Questions Surround Immigration Detainee Costs
Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:14:04 -0700

While state and federal authorities debate the costs of illegal immigration, there's also a lively debate going on over the local costs.  Travis County spends $786,000 a month holding detained undocumented immigrants according to numbers filed with the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. ...

Man, 30, gets life term for beating girlfriend
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:27:06 -0700

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — A 30-year-old man in Central Texas has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his girlfriend with a belt and rocks and using a box cutter to carve into her face and slit her throat. A Hays County jury deliberated Thursday only 20 minutes before convicting Zane Lynn Barton of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon.

Range and Wildlife Field Day set for Sept. 19 in Brown County
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:19:52 -0700

    Writer: Steve Byrns, 325-653-4576, s-byrns@tamu.edu Contacts: Scott Anderson, 325-646-0386, brown-tx@tamu.edu Mike Marshall, 254-865-2061, mmarshall@ag.tamu.edu Brian Hays, 254-865-2061, bhayes@tamu.edu   BROWNWOOD – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will conduct a multi-county Range and Wildlife Management Field Day on Sept. 19 in Brown ...

Hays County Commissioners Delay Bond Vote
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:02:25 -0700

Right now, the Hays County Jail is full. The county is paying to house some of its inmates in Guadalupe County. At Monday night's meeting, commissioners considered asking voters to approve bond for a new jail and other law enforcement needs. Our Hays County Bureau Chief Russell Wilde tells us what they decided.

Texas judge halfway through courthouse tour
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:35:46 -0700

Jeff Boyd, Texas Supreme Court justice, is on a mission to take a photograph of himself in front of the state's 254 courthouses.

Man gets life term for beating girlfriend
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:17:49 -0700

A 30-year-old man in Central Texas has been sentenced to life in prison for beating his girlfriend with a belt and rocks and using a box cutter to carve into her face and slit her throat. A Hays County jury deliberated Thursday only 20 minutes before convicting Zane Lynn Barton of aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury with a deadly weapon.  Evidence showed the attack occurred last ...